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John Bean unveils three tire changers

December 11, 2018 by John Smith

John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant, […]

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Mitchell 1 adds text messaging to Manager SE

December 5, 2018 by John Smith

Mitchell 1’s Manager SE Truck Edition shop management software is being updated to include text messaging features. The new MessageCenter option with integrated two-way texting gives shops the choice of building their own text templates for orders, appointments and revisions, […]

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Truck Series software ready for 2018 MY

November 27, 2018 by John Smith

Mitchell 1’s Truck Series software suite is adding 2018 Model Year updates to the labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The software is updated throughout the year, and subscribers […]

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RimWit tackles seized wheels

November 16, 2018 by John Smith

Struggling with a wheel that’s seized in place? Put the sledgehammer away. AME International has unveiled RimWit and RimWit Junior – tools to loosen stubborn truck wheels and rims without damaging tire sidewalls or the rims themselves. The RimWit is […]

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Ingersoll Rand makes impact with wrench

October 25, 2018 by John Smith

Ingersoll Rand’s IQV20 Series W7152 ½-inch cordless impact wrench delivers up to 1,500 foot pounds of torque and 1,000 foot pounds of maximum reverse torque. There are four power and control settings overall. Max power delivers 1,000 foot pounds of […]

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Walter unveils discs for aluminum work

September 13, 2018 by John Smith

Those who need to work with heat-sensitive metals such as aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys now have access to the Enduo-Flex ALU flap disc for aluminum blending and finishing. Offered through Walter Surface Technologies, the discs are free of iron, […]

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Snap-on rethinks the socket

August 23, 2018 by John Smith

Snap-on’s Flank Drive Xtra (FDX) socket system is the company’s first redesigned socket since unveiling the Flank Drive system in 1965. The new design grips fasteners further off the corners, and offers up to 25% more strength than the Flank […]

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Video: Peterbilt’s augmented reality in action

July 11, 2018 by John Smith

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – David Yin, Peterbilt’s technical publications manager, knows there is plenty of repair information available to technicians. Peterbilt has 20 million records pertaining to all vehicles and their electrical connections alone.

But, to be honest, he knows it isn’t necessarily being consumed.

A new augmented reality tool, scheduled to be rolled out in late 2019, could help to change that by transforming CAD computing models into 3D images.

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Walter unveils Ironman grinders

May 24, 2018 by John Smith

Walter Surface Technologies’ Ironman and Ironman PS heavy-duty grinders have been unveiled with several features to support strenuous, prolonged use. Both models offer 1,750 watts of power, six-inch wheel capacity, a Quick-R instant release function, and the Walter Stabilizer that […]

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Mahle unveils 25-ton axle jack

April 10, 2018 by John Smith

The ShopPro CAJ-25 from Mahle Service Solutions is a 25-ton commercial vehicle axle jack, with an eight-inch starting height and 50,000-lb. capacity.

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1″ wrench makes an impact

April 6, 2018 by John Smith

Trying to bust loose a stubborn bolt? Ingersoll Rand has a new tool to help. The 2850MAX D-handle one-inch impact wrench is the most powerful one-inch pneumatic impact wrench in the company’s vehicle service portfolio. It’s available with a six-inch anvil to remove bolts from deep tire wells, as well as a standard anvil.

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Fork adapters for column lifts

February 6, 2018 by John Smith

Stertil-Koni’s new universal multipurpose fork adapters make it possible to lift equipment from the front or rear using just two mobile columns. The adapter attaches to the mobile column lift forks, allowing a vehicle to be lifted by its frame […]

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Mahle adds to FluidPro systems

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

Mahle Service Solutions has added four machines to its FluidPro fluid exchange systems. The CFF-1HD Multi-Fluid Filtration System can clean a wide variety of industrial fluids using a closed-loop filtration process. It helps to filter oil and water to maximize […]

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Screw gun/drill from Snap-on

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Struggling with fasteners under the dash, removing door panels, or need a tool to drill out stripped fasteners?

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Upgrades to FieldLab58

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Spectro Scientific’s FieldLab 58 has been upgraded to include a more powerful X-ray fluorescence (XRF) module and filter to better detect wear metals in used oil.